Hello Dharma was founded in Washington, D.C. and raised on the sounds of The Who, Nirvana, Thin Lizzy, Wilco, and Weezer. Their rock and roll upbringing along with their classic pop sensibilities makes for an ear-catching combination of new and vintage sounds. The smooth, soulful vocals of singer/songwriter/guitarist, M.J. Mclaughlin, are complemented by the frenetic guitar lines and melodic piano runs of guitarist/pianist Andrew McCue, and the whole operation is held together by the rock-solid rhythm section of drummer, Alex Constantine, and bassist, Chris Kanavy.
You can catch Hello Dharma playing at multiple venues across the city and the Northern Virginia area including, Black Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel, DC9, IOTA, Jammin’ Java and Tree House Lounge. While playing live as much as possible, they also successfully released an EP titled “Disconnectionism” in 2014 which was recorded at Blue Room Productions Recording Studios.